C Youngs, R Ankers (CWAC), M Moulstone (Chair, Barrow PC), G Higginbotham, R Simpkins, R Tomlinson, P Walsh (minutes).
S Weaver, P Atkinson (CWAC), A Frew.
Minutes of Last Meeting on 10/09/18
Minutes were accepted as correct.
1/ Guide Books – Since the record listed in the minutes of 10/09/18, 10 books have been sold at £3 each:
|Date 10/09/2018 Balance from last record||£ 442.07|
|Income 10 new books sold
Proceeds from sales
|Stock locations: Bluebell Café, Guilden Sutton PO, Helsby PO, Tarvin PO, Foxcote, CY.|
|Latest total||£ 472.07|
2/ Path 2 (Ferma Lane to Guilden Sutton) – PA/RA have installed road plainings around the exposed tree roots. Although confirmed safe, works are still required to extend steps to the bridge but there are no funds to address this at the present.
3/ Path 24 (Ferma Lane to Little Barrow) – This path has now been cut and is accessible; the gate has been opened although one section of the path is now covered in slurry. RA has added a step to the stile entering the yard. RA confirmed there was no record of objections to the footpath at 24b and CY confirmed that the farmer must refer any further concerns to CWAC. Paul Johnson to install 2 steps to the path at Barrow 3.
4/ Riders – CY reported that “No Horse” signage at Greysfield is missing again. RT again referred to the illegal removal of ‘no horses’ signs on the snicket connecting Manor Park to Village Road. RA confirmed he would supply signs for installation by RT using existing brackets.
5/ FP17 – CY reported that a trench has been excavated across the path between positions 3 and 4. PA to letter landowner.
6/ Church lane – MM to arrange replacement of missing posts with signage. GH to replace missing stock wire.
7/ FP 4 – PA reported that the rotten top rail of the gate bearing the ‘beware of traffic’ sign has been attended to and the issue is resolved.
8/ FP 7 – RA to install signage next Monday and will also confirm style re-use.
9/ FP 25 – RA confirmed missing footpath sign near the turkey farm has now been replaced.
RA has raised issues with line management regarding contractors not fulfilling cutting duties.
RA to follow up missing sandstone from the bottom of mill lane. This was taken by the contractor when the steps were replaced and this matter has been outstanding for some time.
All members of the footpath committee have been requested to review the condition of their paths with a view to highlighting any issues pertinent to “failure to maintain the highway” section 130. The form is available on the Ramblers association website. RA to forward details regarding the relevant standards applicable to all footpaths.
Costs of Kissing gates were confirmed at £230 plus £75 installation. MM to review potential funding sources.
The gates are being locked at the yard on path 13. PA to visit and advise of the requirement to maintain public access.
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting is on Monday 7th January 2019 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Appendix of Outstanding Footpaths Work
|Path 2||4||21/11/12||Works are still required to extend steps to the bridge but there are no funds to address this at the present.||Committee to maintain awareness/ continue to raise concerns|
|Gowy crossing steps very steep. Extra step needed. Bridge in poor/unsafe condition.||No funds available. Committee to maintain awareness/ continue to raise concerns|
|Path 9||10/09/18||Significant erosion requires repair and the installation of a plank crossing, plus replacement steps for the stile. No funds available||Committee to maintain awareness/ continue to raise concerns|
|Path 13||22/01/08||Signage inadequate.||PA to review.|
|Path 19||2||07/09/15||New gate needed at Mill||No action at present|
|Replacement steps are far too high. More steps needed.||PA to raise as a H&S issue.|
|Path 23||–||14/10/13||The path is overgrown||A work sheet is in. PA will check signage between this and Path 12 and query stile to be removed|
|Path 29||–||12/11/18||Barnhouse lane to path 13 – No funds available for works at the present||Committee to maintain awareness/ continue to raise concerns|